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North Central Texas Council of Governments


Senior Program Manager – Transportation Department


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Job Location

616 Six Flags Drive ARLINGTON, Texas

Tracking Code

1398 - 153

Position Type


Posted Date


The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Transportation Department is seeking a part-time Project Engineer, full-time Program Manager, or full-time Senior Program Manager to provide planning and technical expertise in support of expediting critical surface transportation projects (e.g., roadway, tollway, transit, bicycle, pedestrian) in the region. The individual in this position will also support the Integrated Transportation and Storm-water Infrastructure (TSI) project, a regional effort to review floodplain regulations for counties that share watersheds. This posting is for the full-time Senior Program Manager. Applicants wishing to be considered for this position should apply online at To be considered for the part-time Project Engineer or full-time Program Manager positions or any other NCTCOG position that may currently be open, applicants need to apply online separately for those postings. All submittals should include a cover letter summarizing work experience, as well as a current resume. 

Due to the pandemic, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently permitting employees to work a hybrid schedule that consists of the equivalent of a minimum of two days per week in the NCTCOG offices in Arlington, Texas, and three days remotely from home within the Dallas-Fort Worth region. 

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating the appropriate identification and evaluation of alternative alignments and transportation modes
  • Working with universities, contractors, federal and State agencies on comprehensive storm-water initiatives
  • Working with partner agencies to advance project delivery
  • Participating in public involvement activities
  • Overseeing the review of and conducting highly technical analyses
  • Overseeing coordination with appropriate transportation partners and resource agencies
  • Preparing and reviewing correspondence, documentation, articles, executive summaries, and reports for distribution to external community groups, external partner agencies, boards of directors, commissioners’ courts, city councils, agency technical committees, the Regional Transportation Council, and the public
  • Delivering oral presentations

Required Skills

  • Strong analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with civil engineering principals and design
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the federal National Environmental Policy Act process, desired

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in analytical, quantitative methods is required
  • At least seven years of job-related experience
  • Professional Engineer license or Engineer-in-Training certificate is preferred, but not required 

FLSA: Exempt


Minimum of $125,407.03 – $150,488.44 annually 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is a voluntary association of, by and for local governments, and was established to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. Since 1974, NCTCOG has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area and is responsible for developing transportation plans and programs that address the complex needs of the rapidly growing area. The planning area for transportation includes the 12 counties of Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise. 

The agency offers generous benefits, a friendly atmosphere with open communications for cooperative decision making, and challenging opportunities. The environment encourages both individual and team growth, responsibility, and innovation.

NCTCOG is recognized as a military-friendly employer and values the knowledge, experience, and skills acquired during your military service career.  All qualified veterans are invited to apply.

NCTCOG is an equal opportunity employer/program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other classifications covered under federal, state, or local laws. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer from NCTCOG. 

The North Central Texas Council of Governments participates in the federal E-Verify program in order to verify a new employee’s authorization to work in the United States. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job postings are kept open for a minimum of 10 calendar days and may close anytime thereafter at the discretion of the hiring manager.

Level of Education

4 Year Degree

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employment actions, including but not limited to  recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, and compensation  without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, or other protected class.

If you are an applicant with a disability and need an accommodation in order to apply for a position with NCTCOG, please contact Human Resources by calling 817-695-9234 or by email at

This position is located at 616 Six Flags Drive, ARLINGTON, TX. View the Google Map in full screen.